Husqvarna Construction further strengthens its surface preparation offering by introducing shot blasters, steel blasters and related dust collectors under the Husqvarna brand. This is the last step in the integration of the Blastrac offering. As a total solutions provider and partner, with local presence all over the world, Husqvarna Construction now has a solution for any surface preparation job.

“Adding the important shot blasting application under the Husqvarna brand to our existing surface preparation solutions – such as floor grinding, scarifying and scraping – represents an important milestone in our goal to support our customers with any surface preparation challenge they may face,” said Stijn Verherstraeten, Senior Vice President Concrete Surfaces & Floors at Husqvarna Construction.


Shot blasting as a method enables effective cleaning and retexturing of concrete and asphalt. The method can be used for removal of coatings, paint, epoxy and removal of markings and rubber from highways. Skid resistance improvement on sidewalks, roads and  runways are also application areas for these versatile shot blasters. The addition of steel blasting solutions considerably enhances the existing Husqvarna surface preparation portfolio. The steel blasting applications go broader than just construction, delivering cost-effective and efficient solutions for paint removal and steel surface remediation on windmills, ship decks and petrochemical
storage vessels.

“We’re committed to support our customers all the way – before, during and after their projects. We have dedicated teams for surface preparation in our key markets and are continuously investing in internal and customer training programs to enhance competence in removing, preparing and refining floors,” said Stijn Verherstraeten.

The complete re-branded offering of shot blasters, steel blasters and related dust collectors from Husqvarna Construction is available for order from May 24, 2023.

Fosroc announce launch of new product: Nitoflor PAFS

Fosroc are delighted to announce the launch of Nitoflor PAFS. Nitoflor PAFS is a new and innovative low odour, taint-free polyaspartic-based high build floor coating system. This FeRFA Type 3 system, offers the user a seamless and durable surface finish that can have anti-slip aggregates, flakes or coloured quartz incorporated within it. Nitoflor PAFS is fast curing – around 1 hour per coat depending on temperature. Unlike traditional fast curing resin flooring systems, Nitoflor PAFS creates very little odour on application, and as it has been certified as having no potential to taint by Campden BRI, this makes it ideal for use in food and beverage projects. Nitoflor PAFS can be used internally and externally, and it is this versatility that makes it an excellent choice for a variety of commercial and industrial flooring projects.

About Fosroc
Fosroc delivers cutting-edge and innovative constructive solutions globally, backed by over 80 years
of British manufacturing heritage. As a single-source manufacturer of construction materials, Fosroc
offers a superior level of quality assurance, knowledge, continuity, and technical support. Working
closely alongside architects, structural engineers, contractors and owners, bespoke solutions are
developed using a range of long-lasting and low maintenance products.

  • Admixtures
  • Adhesives
  • Protective Coatings
  • Concrete Repairs
  • Industrial Flooring- Grouts & Anchors
  • Joint Sealants
  • Surface Treatments
  • Grinding Aids
  • Waterproofing

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Single source industrial flooring specialist Kemtile has met its heaviest challenge yet by laying a high performance, power-trowelled epoxy floor mortar to withstand traffic from 70 tonne tanks manufactured by a Shropshire-based defence engineering company. 

Kemtile – a division of international flooring manufacturing business, Stonhard – provided a robust flooring solution for Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL). RBSL is a joint venture between BAE Systems and Rheinmetall, providing military vehicle design, manufacture and support.

The Warrington-based flooring firm installed 19,000m2 of its well-known and extensively used, Stonclad GS epoxy mortar on the main production floors at the site in Telford. 

The flooring installation is part of RBSL’s £20m internal investment programme to improve infrastructure and create a world-class manufacturing facility to deliver key armoured vehicle programmes. 

Prior to Kemtile’s involvement, RBSL had manoeuvred the heavyweight vehicles over a painted concrete floor.

To demonstrate the benefits of a more resilient approach, the technical services team from Kemtile took RBSL engineers into other companies to view floors that had been laid eight to 10 years earlier in similar heavy-duty environments. 

After a series of site visits and some extensive research, RBSL upgraded to the long-lasting Stonclad GS epoxy mortar alternative, also taking advantage of another specialist product from Kemtile – Stonproof CT5 to mitigate future cracking risks.

Steve Lyon, Technical Services Manager from Kemtile, said the project had been a hugely satisfying one. He added: “RBSL now has a durable flooring solution which can properly withstand years of what is probably the ultimate in heavy duty traffic. Tanks and other military vehicles can roll over this floor with confidence.”

Andy Lovatt, Senior Facilities Engineer at RBSL said: “Installing a new floor in a 60-year-old factory, while maintaining production activity, has been a unique and logistically challenging project for RBSL and Kemtile.”

“Kemtile was selected because of its proven experience in delivering market-leading flooring products. The new floor will provide a long-term, durable surface which greatly improves the environment and reduces maintenance costs. It is transforming the factory and we are delighted with the quality of the finished product.”

Kemtile is a UK market leader of hygienic flooring and drainage solutions. Since becoming a Stonhard company three years ago, both brands have aligned to share experience, contacts, insight and expertise to provide customers with ‘single source’ service, as well as a wider choice of effective, long-lasting flooring and drainage solutions than ever before.

About Kemtile 

Kemtile is a leading UK supplier and installer of hygienic floor, wall, and lining solutions for industrial and commercial industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, engineering and manufacturing. 

Its diverse range of flooring and related products and install expertise – provide specifiers, architects, construction partners and business owners robust, high quality flooring systems, backed by 40 years’ experience in the market.

The Conica Group has signed a Partnership Agreement with European Athletics (EA) from 2023 on!

CONICA will become the new track partner of European Athletics as of 2023. Conica and EA are jointly pursuing the goal of further developing and advancing the sport of Track & Field. Both parties want to benefit from each other’s know-how and experience. The track manufacturer and the association want to set new standards, especially in the field of athletics track research and development. These are intended to benefit track and field athletes in all disciplines in order to support their performance, while at the same time protecting their musculoskeletal system.

European Athletics has 51 national members, including the world’s largest national association, the German Athletics Association (DLV). Conica was able to conclude a cooperation agreement with the DLV only last year. Conica is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of in-situ (The system components are delivered in liquid form and processed and cast on site by trained workforce) athletics running tracks (formerly known as tartan tracks). The Swiss manufacturer’s running tracks are installed in numerous well-known stadiums, such as the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, the Stade Louis II in Monaco and the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Conica is also a partner of the Diamond League events in Zurich, Lausanne and Monaco. Every year, the company equips around 100 stadiums worldwide with its technology. 

Research and development in close coordination with the athletes

Conica CCO Lara Guillod: “The cooperation with the European Athletics organisation is in line with our corporate strategy, especially since this year as we have started focusing even more strongly on international expansion in the sports & leisure sector. We can offer system solutions in sports facility construction that can be tailored to both climatic conditions and the desired sports characteristics.”

Julio Fernando Fadel, Head of Marketing & Communication adds: “The cooperation with EA enables us to work more intensively than before with the end users of athletics tracks (athletes, coaching teams, event organisers and federations).  It allows us to make them aware of the technical and qualitative differences of the respective tracks so that they can use them for their benefit, maximizing their performance both in training and competition.”

About Conica

Conica has been developing and manufacturing innovative seamless flooring solutions based on polyurethane and epoxy resins for sports, games, leisure as well as other areas for over 40 years. Conica is one of the world’s market leaders and innovation drivers in this field. The user-oriented requirements for technical and sports functional performance, as well as usability while guaranteeing health aspects of the material itself and for the user, are the focus of product development. Conica is part of the Serafin group of companies based in Munich.

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Revamped Mapei World London City Specification Centre reopens in Clerkenwell

Mapei has re-opened its Specification Centre – Mapei World London City – following a full refurbishment. The dedicated specification space, at 6 Great Sutton Street in the heart of Clerkenwell, showcases Mapei’s extensive range of products and systems for all stages of construction. The striking new space features a new ‘zoned’ interior design, new product installations and displays by the Mailen Design team and Contractors, Heydon & Carr.

Mapei’s newly refurbished centre flows through three zones: Welcome – a social and inspirational area; Learning – featuring finished product displays and CPD space and Technical – which includes larger meeting spaces and technical support resources.  The contemporary white design is punctuated with colourful furniture and gallery-style sample displays; key finished products feature throughout application and display areas, from the bespoke Ultratop Loft micro-cement flooring to an eye-catching grout installation which features the latest shades in the new range. Wall coating and cementitious flooring samples are displayed in a wide colour spectrum and the technical area features a range of construction samples for systems ‘beneath the surface’.

Mapei specialists are available to provide product advice, samples and recommend the best solutions for all project sectors, helping solve challenges at every stage of construction – from foundation to roof.

Many of Mapei’s 23 individual product lines are represented at Mapei World London City. They include systems for the installation of ceramic and stone tiles, products for the installation of resilient, textile and wood flooring, cementitious and resin flooring, protective and decorative wall coatings, products for masonry repair, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, waterproofing, roofing, marine, structural strengthening and concrete repair – and many more niche offers including admixtures for concrete, tunnelling and grinding aids.  Celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year, Mapei is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry and has contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructural works worldwide. For more information, please contact: or find more about the Specification Centre here.


During 2022, Husqvarna Construction will launch its new range
of versatile H-class dust extractors. Created to complement
working with grinders, power cutters, drill motors and other
light construction equipment, the five dust extractors in the
range include two battery driven models and are designed
to contribute to a healthier working environment while
increasing productivity.

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